Privacy Policy

Saving Whiz Takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.savingwhiz.com. At Saving Whiz, we write personal finance and frugal living articles based on our experiences, personal research and opinions. The information on Saving Whiz is not comprehensive and is based on our perspective. Any guidelines and advice we offer should not be taken in lieu of legal advice, so be sure to contact your legal professional before entering in binding agreements.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact and Subscription Forms

If you choose to contact us or subscribe to our newsletters, resource library, or to obtain content upgrades, we will have access to your first and last name, and your email. The double-optin feature allows you to confirm your subscription to our email mailing list. We use your email to send you information about newly posted blog posts and articles, notify you of changes made to our website and features, and to send you affiliate and marketing materials. Please note, if you do not agree for us to use your email in this capacity, you may opt out of future emails and correspondence at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of our emails and will it remove you from that list.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Saving Whiz website uses Google Analytics as the data processor. This is used to better improve the site and it’s usefulness to the visitor. Google Analytics captures data from you when you visit the site. To protect your identity, Google Analytics uses pseudonymization and all of the data collected is not personally identifiable. You have the right to request deletion of any or all of your data by emailing us your request at gina@savingwhiz.com and we will confirm deletion of your information.

Who we share your data with

We may have affiliate links within in our articles, which you may choose to click for additional information. Please be aware that once you leave our website, we will not be held responsible for data information that other website links obtain upon your consent to visit their site, nor do we have any control over the information and data the other sites capture from your visit.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here.

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, please email us at gina@savingwhiz.com.